Fast Food Fact: The Fiber Myth That Packs on Pounds

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on December 30, 2011 · 0 comments

Myth: Fiber has no calories.

Truth: Fiber is the woody or gummy portion of plants that is harder for the body to break down. It provides fewer calories than starch and sugar, which are easily broken down, but fiber is not calorie free. One gram of fiber has 1.5 to 2.5 calories; one gram or starch or sugar has 4.

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